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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Deep, mahogany color, rich malt candied, rock sugar flavors with sweet burnt currant and fig aromas. It’s strong alcohol content is tempered by a clean bitterness and complex flavors. This Barley Wine is named for Cornelius de Boom, the San Francisco Belgian Consulate General (1850 to 1851) and surprisingly the name of the alley along-side the 21st Amendment on 2nd Street.–


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2881) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Can, 8.4oz, canned 11/7/13. Pours a flat, murky reddish brown color with a thin ring of tan head. A sweet smell of faded citrus hops and caramel malt. Taste is again sweet; candied sugar, bready malt, caramel, and faded citrus hops. Still plenty of abv to be a winter warmer. There are enough lingering bitters to cover the sweetness, but I’d still like to try this fresh. Nice serving size, I’d rather buy a big beer in this size than a bomber any day of the week.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (983) - - DEC 30, 2014
Brown pour with a thin white head. Candied fruit, fig, fairly prominent hopping in both the aroma and taste. Some alcohol warming. Medium body. Would like to revisit this with some age on it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Hazy chestnut color with a thin white head. Aroma is syrupy alcohol and citrusy hops, with a candied floral element. Taste is very boozy with grapefruit, and rum plum fruitcake into the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Can. Pours a dark mahogany color with a short white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, citrus and alcohol. Flavor was lightly sweet with dark fruit, caramel malts, bread, alcohol and toffee. Medium body, medium carbonation, bitter dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (207) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Can (8.4 oz). Opaque bronze color similar to fresh apple cider; no head or lacing. Fruit aromas; cherry, fig, and grape notes. Bitterness and alcohol upfront. Caramel flavor with chocolate notes; full mouthfeel. Long chocolatey finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (1541) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2014
Short brown head. Dark red color. Woody and caramell aroma with a tuch of english piny hops. Sweet malty caramell taste with a bit low bitterness that dont match up the sweetness. big body. Some orange peals is also in the taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8543) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2014
Can 8.4 fl oz thanks to _angst_! Sampled on October 28, 2014.
Clear, cherry wood color, small teal head. Sweet, caramel, alcohol, glue scent, some cheese. Bitter, caramel, fruitcake, grainy taste. Grainy, bitter aftertaste. Medium to sort of thick sugary mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Alcohol peppry bite on the tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3454) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
Can courtesy of Secret Summer Santa 2014. Pours hazy goldenish amber with a small offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel, grapefruit juice, resinous wood, pine needles, orange peal, lemon peal and alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and slightly fruity with sweet bread, caramel, biscuits, grapefruit juice, resinous wood, pine needles, orange peal, lemon peal, brown sugar and alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, sticky, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, biscuits, brown sugar, grapefruit juice, resinous wood, pine needles, orange peal, lemon peal and alcohol. Works but doesn’t offer much excitement.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4956) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
Can thx to _angst_ cons 2014-10-28 Göteborg AR: thinned pineapple in syrup, waffles AP: clear amber, wee thin ofwhite head F: fizzy, dried brittish fruits, fairly bitter, citrus, wee tropical fruits

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2014
THOUGHTS: One of the best barley wines I’ve ever had in a can and a nice barley wine overall. It didn’t do a good job of hiding the 11.5% ABV. Maybe with some aging the ABV might dull a little, making a better beer. The alcohol became a little too distracting. TECHNICAL: Drank 4/7/2013. Can. Poured a somewhat clear, very dark amber that was nearly brown in the glass with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel; hints of chocolate; moderate pine and resin hops; light citrus hops; apple; alcohol; slight toffee; and that barley wine smell. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and bitter with a fairly long duration. There was caramel, that barley wine taste, alcohol, apples, resinous hops, grape and maybe some pancake syrup. The medium to full body was oily with soft but tingly carbonation and a moderate to heavily alcoholic finish.


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